That misogyny and objectification of the female form run deep in the culture of video games is no secret. Female game characters, female game executives, and female game documentarians have all suffered the creepy—and worse—attention of a particular segment of gamers.
Which is why the Tumblr Men in the Games Industry is so refreshing, funny, and strangely poignant. It's a simple setup: sexy—and not so sexy—photos of a variety of men who work in the games industry. As the Tumblr's about text reads, "Objectifying men all year round. Why, because, well... MEN! Video games are making as much money as movies. Why not highlight the handsome hunks of the gaming industry, too?" For once, we're invited to drool over the rippling pecs, supple buttocks, and bedroom eyes of game men. It's about time.
Now, without further adieu gorge yourself on ten of the beefiest hunks from the site:
Ben Prunty, Game music composer
Stanlo Slasinski, ArenaNet programmer
Amir Rao, Supergiant Games co-founder
Matthew Wegner, Indie game impresario
David S. Gallant, Game designer
Zach Gage, Game designer
Aaron Contreras, Ubisoft game designer
Brendan Iribe, Oculus VR CEO
Jace Hall, Gaming personality
Josh Mattingly, IndieStatik founder
Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.
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